This year, 3000 A Level Biology students from across the UK took part in the British Biology Olympiad including a number from DCGS. Of these, Hayden Brooks secured a superb silver award by achieving a score that placed him amongst the top 200 students whilst Marcus Harrison’s score was Highly Commended.

The BBO tries to challenge and stimulate gifted students with an interest in Biology to expand and extend their talents. In offering a wider syllabus than A-level, it allows these students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded and publicly recognised. It is hoped that competing in the Olympiad will encourage students already interested in this valuable, wide-ranging and rewarding subject to continue their study beyond A-level.

Hayden has an offer from Imperial College London to study Biomedical Science and will receive his award from Professor Steve Jones at the Awards Ceremony taking place at the Royal Society on Thursday 30th June. Marcus plans to study Medicine at Southampton University.